Danny Rose admits he’s delighted to be back in the fold after his lengthy lay-off.
Our lively left-back, who played a key part in our second goal in Sunday’s victory at Southampton, says he’s relishing his return to action – and is determined to help us mount another winning run in the Barclays Premier League.
“I’m over the moon to be back,” Danny said after training on Christmas Eve. “I was fine for the first 70 minutes at the weekend and I just got a bit tired towards the end.”
Danny’s cross proved too much for Saints defender Jos Hooiveld to deal with on Sunday, the Dutchman turning the ball into his own net to put us 2-1 up in a match we went on to win 3-2.
It was Danny’s first Premier League appearance since September 14 – with a foot injury sustained on Europa League duty against Tromso IL five days later having kept him on the sidelines for an extended period.
Appearances against Anji Makhachkala and West Ham United in the UEFA Europa League and Capital One Cup recently have helped him build up his match fitness – and the full-back is now firing on all cylinders once again.
“I’ve missed training, I’ve missed being with the lads and being around them, but I’ve missed playing more than anything,” the 23-year-old said.
“I’m delighted that I’m back now and I hope I can stay fit until the end of the season.”